(from the early 20th century - moscow)
that is the Situation...
the herbs and the ginkgos in the pots are covered,
and the snow Looks good as Long as it is fresh...
i wanted to go to munich at the Weekend for having a brunch meeting with my stamppals,
but the weather was not on my side. winter storm and snow,
so i thought i better would stay at home.
and go on with my reorganization of stuff here.
it seems endless... ;)
i came across a box of these old Video tapes... good for nothing anymore, as we don´t even have a player left.
so i decided to throw out the tapes and considered the Containers could get a second life...
i searched for my gesso. it was dried in the bottle. (if i only had half the Money back of all the paints i bought and which dried before i could use them up... sigh.)
so i took the White acrylic paint.
i started to cover one front with a napkin and postal stamps -
then i thought i might glue some of These wrappers together
and take this for a mail collector.
if the size fits, i can also use it as a depository for journals
(here my capolan altered book, fits perfectly).
at this Point the Containers were not yet glued together.
i decided to make 4 equal looking sides, as this was the perfect using up of a napkin.
working on the sides of course is easier before glueing them together -
and for working on the box itself it is better to Keep a Video tape inside for Stabilisation.
i measured the size the sides would have when taking 5 wrappers in a row.
not much hustle, just a few postal related stamps and neocolor II.
next step was to fix the Containers with double sided tape.
you better have 2 Video tapes left for this step,
as again this is better for the Stabilisation of the boxes.
glueing on the side Panels...
maybe i will make more of These, as my napkin box is quite well-stocked;)
and that is my mug of the week.
enough snow for now;)